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  • Contact Us

    If you would like more information, we can be reached in the following ways.

    By Mail or In Person:

    B’nai Israel Congregation
    6301 Montrose Road
    Rockville, MD 20852-4195

    By Phone: 301-881-6550

    By Fax: 301-881-6221

    By E-Mail: info@bnaiisraelcong.org or to contact an individual, click Clergy and Staff E-Mail

    Schilit Nursery School: 301-816-5578

    If you'd like to submit a message electronically, please use the form below.

Worship at B’nai Israel

Tfilah (prayer) is a core value at B’nai Israel. We are very proud of our twice-daily services, our vibrant Shabbat community, and our celebrations of each festival. On a liturgical level, our services are egalitarian traditional – meaning that men and women participate equally in all ritual roles and that we chant the entire Torah portion designated for each week. Our services incorporate both Hebrew and English, are musically vibrant, and include regular presentations by our rabbis on a broad range of themes and concerns.


Rabbi Michael J. Safra


Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz


Cantor Josh C. Perlman


Cantor Ilana Wolpert

Our Services

  • Shabbat Services & Programs
    Shabbat Services & Programs

    View our schedule of Friday night and Saturday Shabbat services, and learn about special offerings including our musical Friday Night in Lights program, Saturday Torah discussions, learner services, and youth programs.

  • High Holy Day Services
    High Holy Day Services

    Your comprehensive resource for High Holy Day information at B’nai Israel. See our schedule of services and programs, and learn about our ticketing process, volunteering, fundraisers, and more.

  • Holiday Celebrations
    Holiday Celebrations

    View our schedule of services and programs related to upcoming Jewish holidays, and learn more about preparing for and celebrating the Jewish holidays at B’nai Israel.

  • Daily Minyan
    Daily Minyan

    View the schedule for B’nai Israel’s twice daily minyan and learn more about the experiences of our regular minyan participants. We welcome guests and make every effort to support our mourners.

Learn More About

Join the B’nai Israel Choir

B’nai Israel has a new teen choir that sings on certain holidays and special occasions. We encourage you to audition and learn more about joining this special group.

Contact: Cantor Josh Perlman
301-881-6550, ext. 572

Shabbat Magic Youth Services Schedule

Saturday, October 19
10:00 AM 5th Grade Family Brunch
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Chug
10:30 AM Mini Minyan (grades K–2)
10:30 AM Junior Congregation and 5th Grade Shabbat (grades 3–6)
10:30 AM Teen Minyan
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, October 26
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Chug
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K-6)
10:30 AM Three Year Old Classes Family Brunch
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat and Three Year Old Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

Saturday, November 2
November Birthday Shabbat
10:00 AM Family Minyan
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)
11:40 AM Youth Kiddush honoring all of our November Birthdays
12:00 PM Congregational Kiddush

Saturday, November 9
10:00 AM Kindergarten Family Brunch
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Mini Minyan (grades K–2) and Kindergarten Shabbat
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades 3-6)
10:30 AM Teen Minyan

Saturday, November 16
EPIC Shabbat & Ramah Shabbat
10:00 AM Family Brunch
10:30 AM Maccabiah Games Activities Begin
10:45 AM Special Parent Session with Rabbi Berkowitz
It’s Blue against White in our very own B’nai Israel Maccabiah Games! Join us for an EPIC Shabbat filled with games, contests, activities and more. Begin the day with an energizing breakfast and get ready to score some points for your team.

Saturday, November 23
6th Grade B’nai Mitzvah Institute
10:15 AM Gold Kippah Prayer Practice
10:30 AM Two Year Old and Transitional Two Year old Family Brunch
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (grades K-5)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent) and Two Year Old and Transitional Two Year old

Saturday, November 30
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under with parent)

We Are Accessible

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Accessible to all

B’nai Israel is proud to be accessible to all.

Large print siddurim, assistive listening devices and page magnifiers are readily available. Our entire building and grounds are wheelchair accessible. We can provide sign language interpreters upon request and subject to availability.